Manhunt prompts Kentucky school district to call off classes
Floyd Ray Cook is seen in an undated photo provided by the Kentucky State Police. A manhunt is underway for Cook, who is accused of shooting and wounding a Tennessee police officer and then firing at a state trooper in Kentucky. (KSP via AP)
LOUISVILLE, KY -
A Kentucky school district has canceled classes as police search for a 62-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding a Tennessee police officer and then firing at a state trooper in Kentucky.
Authorities believe the suspect, Floyd Ray Cook, is on foot. He was last seen in the hilly, wooded countryside in Cumberland County, Kentucky, which borders Tennessee. Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory says Cook is "as dangerous as they come."
Classes were called off Monday in Cumberland County as the manhunt continued.
Superintendent Kirk Biggerstaff says the search has people unsettled.
Cook is accused of wounding the Tennessee officer during a traffic stop Saturday in Putnam County. Authorities say a bulletproof vest saved the officer's life. Cook is accused of shooting at the Kentucky trooper later Saturday.
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